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The Tempest

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Overview

Written near the end of his writing career, The

Tempest is one of Shakespeare’s comedies. It is

thought that several works provided inspiration for

this play including the Sea Venture (1609), A

Discovery of the Bermudas (1610, Sylvester Jourdain),

A True Repertory of the Wracke and Redemption of

Sir Thomas Gates upon and from the Islands of the

Bermudas (1610, William Strachey), Comedy of the

Beautiful Sidea (about 1600 to 1605), and New and Large Discourse of the Travels of Sir Anthony Shirley, Knight (1601, William Parry).


The Tempest

Comedy

Written 1611

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